Washington Sq. The open-air art exhibition hosts the 91st annual spring exhibition

Washington Sq.  The open-air art exhibition hosts the 91st annual spring exhibition

It’s time again for one of New York City’s longest-running and most beloved annual events as the Washington Square Open-Air Art Exhibition (WSOAE) returns with its spring exhibition held on Remembrance Day weekend, May 28, 29, 30 and next weekend , June 4, 5. This FREE event will include more than 50 artists and craftsmen in all media. This colorful outdoor event features paintings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, glass and mixed media, all on display and on sale directly from the artists themselves.

One of the most eclectic outdoor events in New York, the WSOAE features many notable artisans from across the country. The event is still judged to ensure the quality of the works presented. All registered artists qualify in several categories of awards according to the medium, as well as in the “Best In Show” award.

There is something for everyone, and it attracts a wide range of participants, including a cosmopolitan mix of art lovers, tourists, professors, students, and anyone who appreciates art.

An outdoor art exhibit in Washington Square is being held north of Washington Square Park on University Place between Waverly Place and East 11th Street. The show will be on the sidewalks of these streets and is free for the public. The opening and selling hours are from noon to 6 pm every day.

This show on the sidewalk can trace its origins back to artist and friend Willem De Kooning and Jackson Pollack. It was initially organized with the help of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney Museum of Art, and Alfred H. Barr, Jr., director of the Museum of Modern Art. It has since become a favorite, twice a year (spring and fall) institution of New York City.

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